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August 28, 2011 3:50 am

Hurricane Irene Reaches New York

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MTA Metro-North Railroad closed Grand Central Terminal as Hurricane Irene approached. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Marjorie Anders.

NYPost – The edge of the hurricane reached New York City late Saturday night, Mayor Bloomberg said.

As if a hurricane weren’t enough, the National Weather Service also said conditions are ripe for tornadoes in New York City, Long Island and southern Connecticut because of the impending storm.

The agency issued a tornado watch effective until 5 a.m. Sunday, meaning only that conditions are favorable to tornadoes and not that any have been spotted.

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